Expanding Access to Care in Prince George's
To help meet the growing health needs in Prince George’s County, Adventist HealthCare last fall acquired Fort Washington Medical Center, located just south of the National Harbor. By combining resources with the former standalone hospital, Adventist HealthCare will help greatly expand high-quality medical and well-being services in the region.
In fact, Adventist HealthCare will invest $35 million over five years to help the medical center meet increased demand as new businesses and residents continue to flock to the area. This expansion of medical services is in keeping with Adventist HealthCare’s history of 100-plus years of serving the Washington, D.C., region.
Operating since October as Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center, the hospital is a 37-bed facility that serves patients in the Fort Washington, Oxon Hill and Temple Hills areas, as well as parts of Washington. The hospital treats close to 40,000 patients a year in its Emergency Department.
The decision to align resources was a natural fit for both health systems because of a shared commitment to the community.
“Adventist HealthCare has a long tradition of serving Prince George’s County,” said Eunmee Shim, a longtime Adventist HealthCare executive who was named the new president of Fort Washington Medical Center. “We look forward to strengthening care in that part of the region through an increased medical center presence, enhanced outpatient services and expanded physician practices.” Adventist HealthCare, founded in 1907, features a comprehensive spectrum of care. It is a regional leader in heart, stroke, physical rehabilitation, cancer, pregnancy and childbirth, and other specialty care.
“Joining Adventist HealthCare represents a major milestone in our longstanding mission to provide quality healthcare to our community,” said Henry W. Mosley, a member of the Adventist HealthCare Board of Trustees and former chairman of the board that oversaw Fort Washington Medical Center. “We pledge a continued, shared commitment to healthcare innovation and look forward to building on our promise to our patients to create a model of care that improves choice, access and quality of care.“